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5094   Private George Hamilton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/04/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/03/1878
Died: 20/09/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 38
George Hamilton was the son of James and Jane Hamilton. George was born in Killyman, Dungannon, County Tyrone. He served a 5 year apprenticeship with R Richardson, Dungannon. George then moved to Belfast where he work as a grocerís assistant. George arrived in Sydney about 1912. He enlisted on 8th August 1915 in New South Wales with Australian Infantry. Private Hamilton was wounded in the field on 1st September 1916. He had a fracture right arm and an injured left ankle and was removed to the 3rd Canadian General Hospital. Private George Hamilton died on Sussex County Hospital in Brighton of his wounds on 20th September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Leicester Welford Rd Cemetery
  Leicester, Leicestershire, 9
Grave Ref: Grave E-C-628
CWGC Casualty 379277
Between 1914 and 1919, the 5th Northern General Hospital, with more than 2,600 beds, occupied several buildings in Leicester and North Evington. More than 95,000 officers and men were admitted to the hospital, which recorded 514 deaths before its closure. During the Second World War, there was a Royal Air Force operational training station near Leicester.
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1 1901 Census lists Hamilton family Does not list George as living with the family at house 47 in Cooke Street, Cromac, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Hamilton family Lists George as age 30 living with the family at house 55 in My Lady's Road, Ormeau, Down
3 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - George Hamilton
4 Australian Military Records 31 documents regarding George Hamilton's Military Record
5 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - George Hamilton
6 Australian Roll Of Honour Roll of Honour - George Hamilton
7 Photo of Private George Hamilton's grave and portrait
8 Northern Ireland and the A.I.F. Photo of Private George Hamilton
9 Sydney Morning Herald Notice of death - died of wounds
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private George Hamilton's grave can be purchased here
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